(TargetLiberty.org) – A Mississippi county plans to remove two water fountains outside the county courthouse – because they were segregated decades ago. The Jones County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to start an investigation into how they can remove the stone structures.
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The fountains were installed when the courthouse was built in 1908 and, under the laws of the time, they were segregated. One of them has “White” engraved on the stone and the other “Colored.” Segregation ended in 1965, but the engravings survived for another 24 years until the county covered them with plaques in 1989.
Now, however, the council has decided the fountains are infected with the sin of past segregation and should be removed. A majority of local residents think they’re part of history and should be preserved, but that’s not stopping the politicians. What might stop them is the state Department of Archives and History has a veto on the removal of historic artifacts, and if they want the fountains to stay, they’ll be staying.
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